Dr Chiara Candelise is an experienced energy economist and policy specialist. Her research interests:
- Energy economics and policy
- Techno-economic analysis of energy technologies, in particular solar
- Distributed generation and grid integration
- Energy access and rural electrification
- Sustainable energy system transitions
- Community energy and crowdfunding
Interested in cross disciplinary research in the field and with a forward looking interest into sustainability transitions and large scale changes in socio-economic and technical systems.
Leading UK expert on techno-economic, market and policy analysis of solar technologies, contributed to several research project in the field. Currently working on research projects on: economic and technical conditions for successful integration of PV deployment within the UK electricity system and energy access and rural electrification.
Also working on emerging business and financing models for the deployment of renewables and energy efficiency, with a focus on community energy and shared ownership approaches. Leading expert on crowdfunding as innovative and potentially disruptive alternative finance tool and its application to the energy sector.
In her background work experience as economist at both private and public institutions, including the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).
- PhD Energy, Imperial College London, UK
- MSc Economics, University College London, UK
- BSc Economics, Bocconi University, Italy (4 year MSc equivalent degree)
- 2014-to date: Research Fellow, GREEN (Centre for research in Geography, Resources, Environment, Energy and Networks), Bocconi University
- 2018 - 2019: Research Fellow, OEET (Turin Centre of Emerging Economies), Turin University
- 2014: Founder and CEO, Ecomill, equity crowdfunding platform with a focus on energy
- 2013-to date: Research Fellow, Imperial Centre for Energy Policy and Technology. Imperial College London
- 2011 - 2012: Research Associate, Imperial Centre for Energy Policy and Technology. Imperial College London
- 2009 - 2011: Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh. PV Supergen Consortium – PV Materials for the 21st century
- 2003 – 2005: Defra (Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs), London, UK. Environment Policy and Economics division: Air quality, Chemicals and Pesticides Branch and Climate Change Branch,
- 2000 -2001: Caboto Holding SIM, Asset management firm, Research Department, Milan, Italy
- 2001: Erculea Resine S.p.a., Medium size firm producing plastic pipes, Cosenza, Italy
- 2000: UNDP (United Nationl Development Program), Karakol, Kyrghystan
et al., 2022, Electricity demand in populations gaining access: Impact of rurality and climatic conditions, and implications for microgrid design, Energy for Sustainable Development, Vol:66, ISSN:0973-0826, Pages:151-164
Candelise C, Saccone D, Vallino E, 2021, An empirical assessment of the effects of electricity access on food security, World Development, Vol:141, ISSN:0305-750X, Pages:1-14
et al., 2020, Assessing local costs and impacts of distributed solar PV using high resolution data from across Great Britain, Renewable Energy, Vol:162, ISSN:0960-1481, Pages:1140-1150
Candelise C, Westacott P, 2017, Can integration of PV within UK electricity network be improved? A GIS based assessment of storage, Energy Policy, Vol:109, ISSN:0301-4215, Pages:694-703
Candelise C, Winskel M, Gross R, 2013, The dynamics of solar PV costs and prices as a challenge for technology forecasting, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol:26, Pages:96-107
Candelise C, Winskel M, Gross R, 2012, Implications for CdTe and CIGS technologies production costs of indium and tellurium scarcity, Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications, Vol:20, Pages:816-831
Candelise C, Ruggieri G, 2022, The Community Energy sector in Italy: historical perspective and recent evolution, Renewable Energy Communities and the Low Carbon Energy Transition in Europe, Editor(s): Coenen, Hoppe, Palgrave Macmillan, ISBN:9783030844394
Candelise C, 2018, Crowdfunding as a novel financial tool for district heating projects, "Crowdfunding as a novel financial tool for district heating projects" study under H2020 project TEMPO (Temperature Optimisation for Low Temperature District Heating across Europe)., Brussels